Have a Laugh!

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  The following is an article from Creation Moments ( You Need a Healthy Laugh ): Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Laughing is good for you even if it does begin with the release of adrenaline and other stress hormones. Whether you are tickled or reacting to a good joke, at least seven different centers in the brain react in various ways. Your response begins with the release of stress hormones. Your...

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In the Dark about Dark Matter

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 1 comment

  Atheist argument: “How can you believe in a so-called-god when you can’t see him/she/it even through the best Hubble telescopes?”  Clear back in 1965, after their space launches, the Russian government posted anti-god posters meant to dissuade people from believing in God. The caption at the bottom of the poster (on the right) basically says, “The bright light of science has proven there is no God.” So, the basic argument is, “If you can’t see God, He doesn’t exist.”...

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The Comfort of the Word

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  My mother shared with me an experience that happened to her last week. She went to visit a dear Christian friend of hers that was at a hospice facility, something she had been doing several times a week when possible. She told the nurse that she would only stay for a few minutes, but the nurse insisted that she stay as long as she wanted, for her friend, even though near death and in a comatose state, could hear her. My mother held her friend’s hand and conversed...

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God of the Impossible

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in Marianis from the Front | 0 comments

  Recently at a small group Bible study we attend, we were studying the book of Jonah. Through the study the fact came up that some people say Jonah contains so many remarkable (some might say miraculous) elements, that it can’t be taken literally. This subject naturally connected the conversation to Genesis. We discussed the fact that many people have a hard time believing that such things as a man being swallowed – and rescued – by a great fish, or God creating the...

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On the Lighter Side

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  Kids have told us a lot of humorous things over the years. Two of our favorites: After a family seminar where we had talked about dinosaurs, a young girl about 7 years old came up to my wife and told her that she knew what happened to the dinosaurs (in reference to why they went extinct). “My girl horse doesn’t like our boy horse, so she can’t have a baby. So I think the girl dinosaurs just didn’t like the boy dinosaurs!”    On a recent occasion, I had just asked an...

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Presentations at the University

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  As you can see from the picture of the poster, Mary Jo and I were recently at Minnesota State University at Mankato. The presentations started last Tuesday evening, I also spent a lot of time at a booth with some college ministries (Maranatha Christian Fellowship and International Student Outreach). While there, I had a campus newspaper reporter do an interview with me. I gave a lot of good information to him, but you never know about the objectivity of the reporter...

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A Confused Visitor in Paonia…

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  Recently I taught in Paonia, CO, for a church which was trying to reach out to their community.  The seminars were held at the public library from Monday through Wednesday.  Before the seminar, I was talking with the pastor about what key topics I should teach on and other important event information.  As we talked, I discovered they had double booked their Wednesday night program.  Wednesday was also the opening night for their local AWANA ministry.  The pastor had...

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Noah’s Flood – True! – Downpour Demonstration

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  Mary Jo and I were giving a presentation at the Maranatha Christian church (U of Minnesota campus ministry) on a Wednesday night, about a week and a half ago. Thunder, lightning and a huge downpour (pictured right) lasted for the duration of the evening.  Up until then, for our university presentations here in Minnesota, we had weather that made you want to go outside and enjoy the fall weather — but certainly not that night. Once again, it seems that God was...

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What’s impossible?

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 in Marianis from the Front | 0 comments

  What is impossible in your life…right now? Before reading on, answer that question. Just recently I had the opportunity to go back to the Christian high school that I taught at for the last two years to speak for their mid-week chapel service. With as much work as I have been doing preparing Creation presentations the last three months, I was actually very challenged and conflicted about what to share with them for that afternoon. One of the problems was that my...

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Rapid ‘Hoodoos’

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

    In Bryce Canyon National Park (located in the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau in Utah) are some amazing rock pillars called ‘Hoodoos’. These hoodoos have wondrous, fantastic shapes that a person could spend hours viewing. How were these hoodoos formed … here is a quote from a web site on the geology of Bryce Canyon: “The chaotic destructive force of water, not wind, is responsible for the fantastic shapes in Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon’s...

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Northern Lights in Minnesota

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  Between midnight and 1 AM Wednesday morning, Mary Jo & I were returning to Minneapolis from our university presentations at Duluth. God demonstrated his glory in a great display of northern lights. It was not just a single burst of light, but for many miles along the highway, the display illuminated 1/3 of the sky. The timing was great as this light show punctuated the conversation that we were having with the campus ministry leaders as we were driving. We all...

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God Most High

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 in Marianis from the Front | 0 comments

  I sat down today to write about having a high view of God. “This should be easy,” I thought to myself. “After all, there is so much to say about how big, how awesome God is, it should be no big deal to write that down.” I was wrong. It is a daunting task indeed to mentally plumb the depths and scale the heights of the greatness of God. I invite you to take a little trip with me as I trace my thoughts on this subject. Let’s consider…. …The human body – full of...

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